Chris Gorham has another gig. The Ugly Betty star, who showed his creepy side on Harper’s Island, is set to star opposite Piper Perabo in USA Network’s spy thriller "Covert Affairs."
Now, this one looks like fun.
The show centers on Annie Walker (Perabo), a multilingual CIA trainee who joins the agency still reeling over a mysterious ex-boyfriend who appears to be of particular interest to her bosses.
Gorham will play Auggie Anderson, a CIA military intelligence/special-ops agent blinded years ago on an assignment who is helping Walker navigate her new job.
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Chris will really get a chance to show off his skills. The plot seems to have a touch of "The Bone Collector" to it.
USA handled the pre-production of Affairs interestingly. Instead of giving the show a straight pilot order, USA last month hired a casting director and began quietly casting the two leads. It seems the casting of Gorham gave producers a green light to go ahead with the pilot.
The show is written by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, and executive produced by Dave Bartis and Doug Liman, with Corman and Ord co-executive producers.
The events in Ugly Betty episodes 2.23 and 3.24, Curveball and The Fall Issue, seemed to close this book on the Henry character (IMHO), while, in typical Ugly Betty fashion, still leaving the door open for a return. If Gorham is going to be busy with "Covert Affiars", I’d say any new UB guest appearance wouldn’t happen in season four. But we’ll see.
Congratulations on the new pilot, Chris!